Classroom prayer

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Classroom prayer is when students, either independently or led by adults, engage in religious prayer in a school. This controversial issue arises in many forms, ranging from suggestions for moments of silence all the way to teacher-led mandatory denominational prayers. While American opponents to the practice believe that the Establishment Clause prohibits congressionally-guided institutions like government schools from advocating prayer of any kind, most advocates of the practice argue for the power of prayer in everyday life and suggest that a voluntary or student-guided prayer (the most commonly advocated form of this practice) would not infringe upon the religious freedom of anyone nor lead to an improper relationship between church and state.

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